Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. The Murray region is home to a number of threatened frogs – from the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog in the Alpine region, to Sloane’s Froglet, which has populations around Albury and Corowa.
Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree). Photo: David Hunter
Frogs are important components of wetland and riverine ecosystems and are often used as indicators of environmental health. The Threatened Frog Project is one of the many ways that Murray Local Land Services (Murray LLS) is collaborating with partners to improve the status of a wide range of threatened flora, fauna and vegetation communities in the region.
Murray LLS works closely with key partners to improve the status of key threatened frog species through:
- Raising awareness of threatened frog species
- Improving key habitat areas for threatened frog populations
- Reducing the negative effects of weeds and pest animals
Murray LLS has been achieving these objectives by:
- Contributing to the National Corroboree Frog Recovery Team efforts
- Managing and maintaining the Corroboree Frog website
- Supporting Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre to house a small population of Corroboree Frogs to educate and raise awareness of this species among students and the general community
- Completing on-ground works at Coppabella, in the upper Murray, including weed control to restore key habitat areas for Booroolong Frog populations
- Supporting rehabilitation of Norman’s Lagoon in Albury – key Sloane’s Froglet habitat – through the Wetland Carbon Storage project.
Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis). Photo David Hunter
Key partners and stakeholders include:
- Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre
- Office of Environment and Heritage
- Taronga Zoo
- Melbourne Zoo
For more information, please contact:
Land Services Officer
Phone (02) 6051 2250